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'Corridor of Opportunity'

Cheshire East Council has, at last, made progress with the Local Plan. A submission version of the authority's Local Plan was approved by members of the strategic planning board recently.

The details of the plan have sparked lots of discussions across the county, notably the use of green field sites where, some believe, brown field sites were available, and the filling in of green space between major centres of population. Questions have been raised in the press about the developments which might effectively join Handforth to Manchester, similar questions have been asked about the joining of parts of rural north east Cheshire to Stockport.

Fears of the potential for increasing urbanisation continue to appear in the media. One such example relates to the linking of Macclesfield to Crewe via Congleton. Click here for the full article.

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